Embattled businessman, Seidu Agongo has been honored with a citation by the management of St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Accra for his commitment and support in education.
Mr. Agongo has for the past 5 years adopted and sponsored the education of 81 brilliant but needy pupils.
17 out of the 81 pupils are from the t. Paul’s Lutheran School.
Realising that education was the only means by which he could help end the cycle of poverty in the families of poor pupils, Mr Agongo decided to move his own children from Al-Rayan International School, where he was spending about $5,000 on each child, to the St. Paul’s Lutheran School near the state-owned Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) in Accra, so that he could use the savings he made on his children’s school fees, to sponsor the 81 poor pupils up to the university level.
Presenting the citation to Mr Agongo at a PTA meeting on Wednesday, 27 February 2019, Mrs Fatimah Carol Yamusah, the Admissions Coordinator of St. Paul’s Lutheran School, expressed gratitude to the Muslim businessman for his care for the less-privileged in society and his many philanthropic works and encouraged him to continue his good deeds, especially his scholarship offers to help needy children get a good education and foundation in life.
Receiving the citation on behalf of Mr Agongo, one of his most senior employees, Mr Emmanuel Eyison, described his boss as a man full of compassion.
Mr Eyison disclosed that the 17 pupils Mr Agongo is sponsoring are not his relatives but needy children he randomly chose to help, as a result of his kindness.
Mr Eyison said: “It is a good thing for the school to acknowledge him” for his good works.
In January 2019, Mr Agongo, who is the majority shareholder of the now-defunct Heritage Bank, gifted the Child Emergency Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, a brand new 30-bed block, which he built at a cost of GHS857,000.
The philanthropist started putting up the unit in 2017 and completed it in December 2018.
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